At least seven dead and 530 injured by vaping-related lung illnesses in the US

At least seven dead and 530 injured by vaping-related lung illnesses in the US

- in Usa News

AT least seven people have now been killed and 530 made sick by a vaping-related illness sweeping the US.

The growing toll has prompted officials to launch a criminal investigation.


E-cigarette users are being warned to stop vaping after seventh person dies of mysterious lung condition[/caption]

However, they are still struggling to identify a ­single product or chemical in e-cigarettes behind the outbreak.

But Mitch Zeller, a director at the Food and Drug Administration, said: “The focus is on the supply chain.”

The illness was first reported in April and all patients are known to have used e-cigarettes — some containing the cannabinoid THC.

Symptoms can include fatigue, coughing, breathlessness and vomiting or dia­rr­hoea. The 530 figure is up from the 380 sick reported a week ago.

The death toll is up by one, although an eighth unconfirmed fatality has been reported. Patients are mostly 18 to 34 and male.

States have begun banning e-cigarette sales and the first case has been reported in Canada.

Anne Schuchat, from the Center for Disease Control, urged vapers to give up. On the deaths, she said: “We do expect others.”

It came a day after India said it was banning e-cigarette sales and imports.

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